The Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke (MCK) is the organization that provides governmental and administrative/operation services to the community of Kahnawá:ke. Politically, Chief and Council comprise the elected body; the Office of the Council of Chiefs provides support and advisory services for the Chiefs.
As well, the MCK provides direct administrative/operational services for a number of programs, including housing, roads and infrastructure, finance, policing, a community insurance plan and much more.
Indirectly, the MCK is linked to most of the community’s main organizations through the Executive Directors Committee. The Committee meets to brainstorm, exchange information and ideas, and to improve efficiency.
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke is the current governing body for the Kahnawá:ke Mohawk Territory.* Chief & Council consists of twelve (12) representatives elected from and by the people. Elections were held bi-annually for many years; however, in 2006 terms were increased to three years.
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The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke Mission
Kahnawa’kehró:non proud to serve Kahnawa’kehró:non. Together we fulfill Kahnawá:ke’s needs, embrace its future and strive to exceed expectations.
We Value Our People. We welcome the involvement, commitment and partnership of Kahnawa’kehró:non in producing the greater quality of life for all.
We honor our past and draw from the knowledge of our ancestors to define our future.
Respect for our culture and language is the foundation we build on.
We pursue Kahnawá:ke’s desire for self-determination and prosperity.
We develop administrative systems, provide infrastructure and deliver services for
growth and preservation of Kahnawá:ke ensuring the footprints of today set the path for
generations to come.
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